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The Quincunx

The Quincunx [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0804152403
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An extraordinary modern novel in the Victorian tradition, Charles Palliser has created something extraordinary—a plot within a plot within a plot of family secrets, mysterious clues, low-born birth, high-reaching immorality, and, always, always the fog-enshrouded, enigmatic character of 19th century—London itself. “So compulsively absorbing that reality disappears . . . One is swept along by those enduring emotions that defy modern art and a random universe: hunger for revenge, longing for justice and the fantasy secretly entertained by most people that the bad will be punished and the good rewarded.”—The New York Times “A virtuoso achievement . . . It is an epic, a tour de force, a staggeringly complex and tantalizingly layered tale that will keep readers engrossed in days. . . . The Quincunx will not disappoint you. It is, quite simply, superb.”—Chicago Sun-Times “A bold and vivid tale that invites the reader to get lost in the intoxicating rhythms of another world. And the invitation is irresistible.”—San Francisco Chronicle “A remarkable book . . . In mood, color, atmosphere and characters, this is Charles Dickens reincarnated . . . It is an immersing experience.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “To read the first pages is to be trapped for seven-hundred odd more: you cannot stop turning them.”—The New Yorker “Few books, at most a dozen or two in a lifetime, affect us this way. . . . For sheer intricacy and ingenuity, for skill and clarity of storytelling, it is the kind of book readers wait for, a book to get lost in.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Quincunx: The Huffams

The Quincunx: The Huffams [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1788632125
Author: Charles Palliser
Publisher: Canelo
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The Quincunx: The Huffams by Charles Palliser Book Resume:

An unnamed menace, an ancient document... five families torn apart. An unputdownable and bestselling historical mystery John Mellamphy’s life is under threat. In the remote countryside, his mother, Mary, has been burgled in mysterious circumstances. Then her protector, Mr Fortisquince, is suddenly murdered in London. Mysterious forces are at work looking for an old document, the key to an enormous fortune. Already having experienced a life of toil and hardship, it may change John’s life. But this is a document that provokes avarice, hatred, murder and madness, that determines the fates of five families and sets the pattern of John’s own life. A pattern woven around, and unravelled within, that most mysterious symbol – the Quincunx! An extraordinary historical mystery and cult classic, The Quincunx is perfect for readers of M.J. Carter, C.J. Sansom and Oscar de Muriel. Praise for The Quincunx ‘Grips like steel... it’s a book to make you miss your stop on the bus or the train, keep you up at night and wake you early... a formidable achievement’ Kaleidoscope, BBC Radio 4 ‘His brilliant and entertaining pastiche of the mid-nineteenth-century novel’ The Times ‘A brilliant and deeply eccentric attempt to reproduce an early Victorian novel...it combines massive scope with minute detail – there is a cast of thousands, but every figure is lovingly painted. The plot is so thick the spoon stands up in it, and by the end, the reader has toured the whole of late Regency society... Magnificent – gripping and beautifully written; the sort of book that sends you into a trance of pleasure’ Independent ‘Charles Palliser has realised a world that can almost be smelt and tasted as it pours off the page of this gripping, extraordinary novel’ Daily Telegraph ‘His plot is of an intricacy that Wilkie Collins himself might have envied... an astonishing achievement’ Scotsman The Quincunx The Huffams The Mompessons The Clothiers The Palphramonds The Maliphants

The Hidden Keys

The Hidden Keys [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1770564667
Author: André Alexis
Publisher: Coach House Books
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The Hidden Keys by André Alexis Book Resume:

Although the Green Dolphin is a bar of ill repute, it is there that Tancred Palmieri, a thief with elegant and erudite tastes, meets Willow Azarian, an aging heroin addict. She reveals to Tancred that her very wealthy father has recently passed away, leaving each of his five children a mysterious object that provides one clue to the whereabouts of a large inheritance. Willow enlists Tancred to steal these objects from her siblings and solve the puzzle. A Japanese screen, a painting that plays music, an aquavit bottle, a framed poem, and a model of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater: Tancred is lured in to this beguiling quest, and even though Willow dies before he can begin, he presses on. As he tracks down the treasure, however, he must enlist the help of Alexander von Wurfel, esteemed copyist, and fend off Willow's heroin dealers, a young albino named "Nigger" Colby and his sidekick, Sigismund "Freud" Luxemburg, a club-footed psychopath, both of whom are eager to get their paws on this supposed pot of gold. And he must mislead Detective Daniel Mandelshtam, his most adored friend. Based in a reading of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, The Hidden Keys questions what it means to be honorable and what it means to be faithful. André Alexis was born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. His most recent novel, Fifteen Dogs, won the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize, awarded annually to the best Canadian fiction book.

The Quincunx: The Mompessons

The Quincunx: The Mompessons [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1788632133
Author: Charles Palliser
Publisher: Canelo
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Desperate times and darker mysteries abound in this extraordinary historical thrillerWith their savings rapidly running out, and the world turning against them, John and his mother are pursued by bailiffs and forced to move. Taking refuge with the Isbister family, they flee upon discovering a shocking dark side to their hosts. But then their luck seems to change when they discover the hospitable Miss Quilliam. And a way out of debt and disaster seems to offer itself with a momentous decision, one that will shape everything: to sell the most valuable thing they own. Life is never so easy, and cruelty, danger and disease are never far away... The second Part of the unputdownable classic, The Quincunx, is the ideal read for fans of S.J. Parris or Peter Ackroyd. Praise for The Quincunx ‘Grips like steel... it’s a book to make you miss your stop on the bus or the train, keep you up at night and wake you early... a formidable achievement’ Kaleidoscope, BBC Radio 4 ‘His brilliant and entertaining pastiche of the mid-nineteenth-century novel’ The Times ‘A brilliant and deeply eccentric attempt to reproduce an early Victorian novel...it combines massive scope with minute detail – there is a cast of thousands, but every figure is lovingly painted. The plot is so thick the spoon stands up in it, and by the end, the reader has toured the whole of late Regency society... Magnificent – gripping and beautifully written; the sort of book that sends you into a trance of pleasure’ Independent ‘Charles Palliser has realised a world that can almost be smelt and tasted as it pours off the page of this gripping, extraordinary novel’ Daily Telegraph ‘His plot is of an intricacy that Wilkie Collins himself might have envied... an astonishing achievement’ Scotsman The Quincunx The Huffams The Mompessons The Clothiers The Palphramonds The Maliphants

The Quincunx: The Clothiers

The Quincunx: The Clothiers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1788632141
Author: Charles Palliser
Publisher: Canelo
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The Quincunx: The Clothiers by Charles Palliser Book Resume:

Thieves, mansions and murders... no one can be trusted in this classic historical mystery The tangled threads of family conspiracy and dark intentions will not let John Mellamphy rest. Seeking help from Henry Bellringer, a relation of a school friend, he instead finds himself in a nest of thieves. Reading his mother's journal, with tantalising details of his parentage, his grandfather's murder and his deadly legacy, John finally discovers a terrible truth that could mean his death. But when John finally escapes the gang and a kindly household takes him in, their intentions may not be entirely altruistic... The third part of the bestselling classic, The Quincunx, is perfect for fans of C.S. Quinn, M.J. Carter or Alex Grecian. Praise for The Quincunx ‘Grips like steel... it’s a book to make you miss your stop on the bus or the train, keep you up at night and wake you early... a formidable achievement’ Kaleidoscope, BBC Radio 4 ‘His brilliant and entertaining pastiche of the mid-nineteenth-century novel’ The Times ‘A brilliant and deeply eccentric attempt to reproduce an early Victorian novel...it combines massive scope with minute detail – there is a cast of thousands, but every figure is lovingly painted. The plot is so thick the spoon stands up in it, and by the end, the reader has toured the whole of late Regency society... Magnificent – gripping and beautifully written; the sort of book that sends you into a trance of pleasure’ Independent ‘Charles Palliser has realised a world that can almost be smelt and tasted as it pours off the page of this gripping, extraordinary novel’ Daily Telegraph ‘His plot is of an intricacy that Wilkie Collins himself might have envied... an astonishing achievement’ Scotsman The Quincunx The Huffams The Mompessons The Clothiers The Palphramonds The Maliphants

The Unburied

The Unburied [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1471917479
Author: Charles Palliser
Publisher: Orion
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The Unburied by Charles Palliser Book Resume:

A gothic tale of deception, murder and mystery set in Victorian England. On a bleak, wintry morning in Victorian England, Dr Ned Courtine arrives in the sleepy cathedral town of Thurchester for a reunion with his former university friend, Austin Fickling. Over 20 years have passed since they last saw each other, and Fickling appears anxious and gaunt, ravaged by a strange, existential guilt. In order to deflect Courtine's questions from himself, Fickling recounts the story of Thurchester's ghost, William Burgoyne, once a royalist and treasurer of the cathedral who was murdered in the aftermath of the Civil War. The macabre tale of murder and deception captures Courtine's imagination, and he finds himself unknowningly drawn into a world of haunting evil. A masterpiece of Victorian suspense as well as a dazzling meditation on human passions, THE UNBURIED is a murder mystery that lingers - even after all has been resolved.

The Quincunx: The Maliphants

The Quincunx: The Maliphants [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1788632168
Author: Charles Palliser
Publisher: Canelo
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The Quincunx: The Maliphants by Charles Palliser Book Resume:

The final gripping part of this classic historical mystery With the will finally in his grasp, John may be able to prove his inheritance, and put an end to the deadly plots and endless machinations that have plagued his life. But betrayal hides around every corner. Will justice narrowly fall through his fingers one last time? Upon uncovering a dastardly plot to trick Henrietta into a marriage that would steal the fortune, John must do everything in his power to stop it. But can John, who has struggled so hard and for so long, finally be in reach of peace? The unputdownable, final instalment of the bestselling The Quincunx is perfect for fans of Andrew taylor, AD Swanston and Carol Hedges. Praise for The Quincunx ‘Grips like steel... it’s a book to make you miss your stop on the bus or the train, keep you up at night and wake you early... a formidable achievement’ Kaleidoscope, BBC Radio 4 ‘His brilliant and entertaining pastiche of the mid-nineteenth-century novel’ The Times ‘A brilliant and deeply eccentric attempt to reproduce an early Victorian novel...it combines massive scope with minute detail – there is a cast of thousands, but every figure is lovingly painted. The plot is so thick the spoon stands up in it, and by the end, the reader has toured the whole of late Regency society... Magnificent – gripping and beautifully written; the sort of book that sends you into a trance of pleasure’ Independent ‘Charles Palliser has realised a world that can almost be smelt and tasted as it pours off the page of this gripping, extraordinary novel’ Daily Telegraph ‘His plot is of an intricacy that Wilkie Collins himself might have envied... an astonishing achievement’ Scotsman The Quincunx The Huffams The Mompessons The Clothiers The Palphramonds The Maliphants

Curse of the Quincunx

Curse of the Quincunx [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1546228012
Author: Vincenzo Spiaggi
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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Curse of the Quincunx by Vincenzo Spiaggi Book Resume:

During the Middle Ages and after two hundred and fifty years of inbreeding, this geographically isolated community of genetically diseased killers is all but destroyed by an earthquake. Its few survivors scatter to the four winds and resettle afar. Now, a mad man tries to resurrect their lineage, hoping to recreate an army of mercenaries from what remains of their genetically noxious descendants. Waiting for them are the agents of World Interconnect (WI-7), who attempt to stifle this deadly march of evil. WI-7s quest is international; its failure would be catastrophic.

The Quincunx: The Palphramonds

The Quincunx: The Palphramonds [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 178863215X
Author: Charles Palliser
Publisher: Canelo
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The Quincunx: The Palphramonds by Charles Palliser Book Resume:

A classic Victorian mystery full of intrigue, deadly plots and devastating twists and turns Falsely imprisoned in an asylum, John escapes from their clutches with the help of the kindly Digweed family. Starting a new life in hiding with them may feel safer, but they survive by scavenging the sewers of London. Summoning his strength, and on discovering the existence of a second will that could be his salvation, John must go undercover in the guise of a servant, into the very heart of the enemy themselves... The fourth part of the classic and beloved The Quincunx is perfect for fans of Michel Faber and S.J. Parris. Praise for The Quincunx ‘Grips like steel... it’s a book to make you miss your stop on the bus or the train, keep you up at night and wake you early... a formidable achievement’ Kaleidoscope, BBC Radio 4 ‘His brilliant and entertaining pastiche of the mid-nineteenth-century novel’ The Times ‘A brilliant and deeply eccentric attempt to reproduce an early Victorian novel...it combines massive scope with minute detail – there is a cast of thousands, but every figure is loveingly painted. The plot is so thick the spoon stands up in it, and by the end, the reader has toured the whole of late Regency society... Magnificent – gripping and beautifully written; the sort of book that sends you into a trance of pleasure’ Independent ‘Charles Palliser has realised a world that can almost be smelt and tasted as it pours off the page of this gripping, extraordinary novel’ Daily Telegraph ‘His plot is of an intricacy that Wilkie Collins himself might have envied... an astonishing achievement’ Scotsman The Quincunx The Huffams The Mompessons The Clothiers The Palphramonds The Maliphants

Fifteen Dogs

Fifteen Dogs [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1770564039
Author: André Alexis
Publisher: Coach House Books
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Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis Book Resume:

Winner of the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalist for the 2015 Toronto Book Awards Winner of the 2015 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize "[Alexis] devises an inventive romp through the nature of humanity in this beautiful, entertaining read … A clever exploration of our essence, communication, and how our societies are organized." – Kirkus Reviews "This might be the best set-up of the spring." – The Globe & Mail "André Alexis has established himself as one of our preeminent voices." – Toronto Star — I wonder, said Hermes, what it would be like if animals had human intelligence. — I'll wager a year's servitude, answered Apollo, that animals – any animal you like – would be even more unhappy than humans are, if they were given human intelligence. And so it begins: a bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs overnighting at a Toronto vet­erinary clinic. Suddenly capable of more complex thought, the pack is torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, preferring the old 'dog' ways, and those who embrace the change. The gods watch from above as the dogs venture into their newly unfamiliar world, as they become divided among themselves, as each struggles with new thoughts and feelings. Wily Benjy moves from home to home, Prince becomes a poet, and Majnoun forges a relationship with a kind couple that stops even the Fates in their tracks. André Alexis's contemporary take on the apologue offers an utterly compelling and affecting look at the beauty and perils of human consciousness. By turns meditative and devastating, charming and strange, Fifteen Dogs shows you can teach an old genre new tricks. André Alexis was born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. His debut novel, Childhood, won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Trillium Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. His other previous books include Asylum, Beauty and Sadness, Ingrid & the Wolf and, most recently, Pastoral, which was also nominated for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and was named a Globe and Mail Top 100 book of 2014.

Pastoral

Pastoral [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1770563717
Author: André Alexis
Publisher: Coach House Books
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Pastoral by André Alexis Book Resume:

Praise for André Alexis's previous books: "Astonishing . . . an irresistible, one-of-a-kind work."—Quill & Quire "Alexis [has an] astute understanding of the madly shimmering, beautifully weaving patterns created by what we have agreed to call memory."—Ottawa Citizen There were plans for an official welcome. It was to take place the following Sunday. But those who came to the rectory on Father Pennant's second day were the ones who could not resist seeing him sooner. Here was the man to whom they would confess the darkest things. It was important to feel him out. Mrs Young, for instance, after she had seen him eat a piece of her macaroni pie, quietly asked what he thought of adultery. André Alexis brings a modern sensibility and a new liveliness to an age-old genre, the pastoral. For his very first parish, Father Christopher Pennant is sent to the sleepy town of Barrow. With more sheep than people, it's very bucolic—too much Barrow Brew on Barrow Day is the rowdiest it gets. Bu things aren't so idyllic for Liz Denny, whose fiancé doesn't want to decide between Liz and his more worldly mistress Jane, and for Father Pennant himself, who greets some miracles of nature—mayors walking on water, talking sheep—with a profound crisis of faith. André Alexis was born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. His debut novel, Childhood, won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Trillium Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. His books include Asylum and Ingrid and the Wolf.

The Night Piece

The Night Piece [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0771006640
Author: Andre Alexis
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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The Night Piece by Andre Alexis Book Resume:

A career-spanning collection of stories from the author of Fifteen Dogs, winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and Canada Reads. Vivid, profound, moving, and with moments of sly humour, the stories in The Night Piece reveal worlds both familiar and deeply strange. Drawing from Alexis's acclaimed debut collection, Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa, and the highly original Beauty and Sadness, and including previously uncollected stories, here is the surreal and brilliant short fiction of André Alexis--one of Canada's most extraordinary writers. With an Afterword by Madeleine Thien

The Garden of Cyrus

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Author: Thomas Browne
Publisher: Good Press
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"The Garden of Cyrus" by Thomas Browne. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Meaning of Night

The Meaning of Night [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1551993856
Author: Michael Cox
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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“After killing the red-haired man, I took myself off to Quinn’s for an oyster supper.” So begins an extraordinary story of betrayal and treachery, of delusion and deceit narrated by Edward Glyver. Glyver may be a bibliophile, but he is no bookworm. Employed “in a private capacity” by one of Victorian London’s top lawyers, he knows his Macrobius from his First Folio, but he has the street-smarts and ruthlessness of a Philip Marlowe. And just as it is with many a contemporary detective, one can’t always be sure whether Glyver is acting on the side of right or wrong. As the novel begins, Glyver silently stabs a stranger from behind, killing him apparently at random. But though he has committed a callous and brutal crime, Glyver soon reveals himself to be a sympathetic and seductively charming narrator. In fact, Edward Glyver keeps the reader spellbound for 600 riveting pages full of betrayal, twists, lies, and obsession. Glyver has an unforgettable story to tell. Raised in straitened circumstances by his novelist mother, he attended Eton thanks to the munificence of a mysterious benefactor. After his mother’s death, Glyver is not sure what path to take in life. Should he explore the new art of photography, take a job at the British Museum, continue his travels in Europe with his friend Le Grice? But then, going through his mother’s papers, he discovers something that seems unbelievable: the woman who raised him was not his mother at all. He is actually the son of Lord Tansor, one of the richest and most powerful men in England. Naturally, Glyver sets out to prove his case. But he lacks evidence, and while trying to find it under the alias “Edward Glapthorn,” he discovers that one person stands between him and his birthright: his old schoolmate and rival Phoebus Rainsford Daunt, a popular poet (and secret criminal) whom Lord Tansor has taken a decidedly paternal interest in after the death of his only son. Glyver’s mission to regain his patrimony takes him from the heights of society to its lowest depths, from brothels and opium dens to Cambridge colleges and the idylls of Evenwood, the Tansor family’s ancestral home. Glyver is tough and resourceful, but Daunt always seems to be a step ahead, at least until Glyver meets the beguilingly beautiful Emily Carteret, daughter of Lord Tansor’s secretary. But nothing is as it seems in this accomplished, suspenseful novel. Glyver’s employer Tredgold warns him to trust no one: Is his enigmatic neighbour Fordyce Jukes spying on him? Is the brutal murderer Josiah Pluckthorn on his trail? And is Glyver himself, driven half-mad by the desire for revenge, telling us the whole truth in his candid, but very artful, “confession”? A global phenomenon, The Meaning of Night is an addictive, darkly funny, and completely captivating novel. Meticulously researched and utterly gripping, it draws its readers relentlessly forward until its compelling narrator’s final revelations.

The Rings of Saturn

The Rings of Saturn [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 081122130X
Author: W. G. Sebald
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
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The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald Book Resume:

"The book is like a dream you want to last forever" (Roberta Silman, The New York Times Book Review), now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund The Rings of Saturn—with its curious archive of photographs—records a walking tour of the eastern coast of England. A few of the things which cross the path and mind of its narrator (who both is and is not Sebald) are lonely eccentrics, Sir Thomas Browne’s skull, a matchstick model of the Temple of Jerusalem, recession-hit seaside towns, wooded hills, Joseph Conrad, Rembrandt’s "Anatomy Lesson," the natural history of the herring, the massive bombings of WWII, the dowager Empress Tzu Hsi, and the silk industry in Norwich. W.G. Sebald’s The Emigrants (New Directions, 1996) was hailed by Susan Sontag as an "astonishing masterpiece perfect while being unlike any book one has ever read." It was "one of the great books of the last few years," noted Michael Ondaatje, who now acclaims The Rings of Saturn "an even more inventive work than its predecessor, The Emigrants."

Grave Expectations

Grave Expectations [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1451617259
Author: Sherri Browning Erwin,Charles Dickens
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Grave Expectations by Sherri Browning Erwin,Charles Dickens Book Resume:

Heaven knows, we need never be ashamed of our wolfish cravings. . . . Bristly, sensitive, and meat-hungry Pip is a robust young whelp, an orphan born under a full moon. Between hunting escaped convicts alongside zombified soldiers, trying not to become one of the hunted himself, and hiding his hairy hands from the supernaturally beautiful and haughty Estella, whose devilish moods keep him chomping at the bit, Pip is sure he will die penniless or a convict like the rest of his commonly uncommon kind. But then a mysterious benefactor sends him to London for the finest werewolf education money can buy. In the company of other furry young gentlemen, Pip tempers his violent transformations and devours the secrets of his dark world. When he discovers that his beloved Estella is a slayer of supernatural creatures, trained by the corpse-like vampire Miss Havisham, Pip’s desire for her grows stronger than his midnight hunger for rare fresh beef. But can he risk his hide for a truth that will make Estella his forever—or will she drive one last silver stake through his heart?

Natural History

Natural History [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0374719861
Author: Carlos Fonseca
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Natural History by Carlos Fonseca Book Resume:

From Carlos Fonseca comes a dazzling, kaleidoscopic epic of art, politics, and hidden realities Just before the dawn of the new millennium, a curator at a New Jersey museum of natural history receives an unusual invitation from a celebrated fashion designer. She shares the curator’s fascination with the secrets of the animal kingdom—with camouflage and subterfuge—and she proposes that they collaborate on an exhibition, the nature of which remains largely obscure, even as they enter into a strange relationship marked by evasion and elision. Seven years later, after the designer’s death, the curator recovers the archive of their never-completed project. During a long night of insomnia, he finds within the archive a series of clues about the true history of the designer’s family, a mind-bending puzzle that winds from Haifa, Israel, to bohemian 1970s New York to the Latin American jungles. As he follows this trail, the curator discovers a cast of characters whose own fixations interrogate the unstable frontiers between art, science, politics, and religion. An aging photographer, living nearly alone in an abandoned mining town where subterranean fires rage without end, creates miniature replicas of ruined cities. A former model turned conceptual artist becomes the star defendant in a trial over the very soul and purpose of art. A young indigenous boy receives a vision of the end of the world. Reality is a curtain, the curator realizes, and to draw it back is to reveal the theater of the obsessed. Natural History is a portrait of a world trapped between faith and irony, tragedy and farce. An urgent and impressively ambitious novel in the tradition of Italo Calvino and Ricardo Piglia, it confirms Carlos Fonseca as one of the most daring writers of his generation.

Orientations -- Space/time/image/word

Orientations -- Space/time/image/word [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9789042019669
Author: Claus Clüver,Véronique Plesch,Leo H. Hoek
Publisher: Rodopi
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Orientations -- Space/time/image/word by Claus Clüver,Véronique Plesch,Leo H. Hoek Book Resume:

Based on papers presented at the Fifth Triennial Conference of the International Association of Word and Image Studies (IAWIS/AERTI) held in 2002 in Hamburg, the twenty-two essays in this volume cover a wide array of intermedial relations and a great variety of media, from medieval architecture to interactive digital art. They have been arranged in sections labeled “History and Identity,” “Cultural Memory,” “Texts and Photographs: Cultural Anthropology and Cultural Memory,” “Mixed-Media Texts: Cartography in Contemporary Art and Fiction,” “Mixed-Media Texts: 'Yellow-Cover Books', Artists' Books, and Comics,” “Intermedia Texts: Logotypes,” and “Space, Spatialization, Virtual Space.” Displaying a range of methods and interests, these contributions by scholars from Europe, the United States, and South America working in different disciplines confirm the impression voiced by IAWIS president Charlotte Schoell-Glass in her introduction that “the influence of Visual and Cultural Studies has changed the outlook of many who study the interactions of texts and images”.

Affinity

Affinity [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101053119
Author: Sarah Waters
Publisher: Penguin
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Affinity by Sarah Waters Book Resume:

“Gothic tale, psychological study, puzzle narrative…This is gripping, astute fiction that feeds the mind and senses.”—The Seattle Times An upper-class woman recovering from a suicide attempt, Margaret Prior has begun visiting the women’s ward of Millbank prison, Victorian London’s grimmest jail, as part of her rehabilitative charity work. Amongst Millbank’s murderers and common thieves, Margaret finds herself increasingly fascinated by on apparently innocent inmate, the enigmatic spiritualist Selina Dawes. Selina was imprisoned after a séance she was conducting went horribly awry, leaving an elderly matron dead and a young woman deeply disturbed. Although initially skeptical of Selina’s gifts, Margaret is soon drawn into a twilight world of ghosts and shadows, unruly spirits and unseemly passions, until she is at last driven to concoct a desperate plot to secure Selina’s freedom, and her own. As in her noteworthy deput, Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters brilliantly evokes the sights and smells of a moody and beguiling nineteenth-century London, and proves herself yet again a storyteller, in the words of the New York Times Book Review, of "startling power."

Death In Summer

Death In Summer [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 030736741X
Author: William Trevor
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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Death In Summer by William Trevor Book Resume:

From the winner of the 1999 David Cohen British Literature Prize — the richest literary award in the UK — comes an unforgettably chilling novel, written with the compassion and artistry that define Trevor's fiction. There were three deaths that summer. The first was Letitia's, shocking and sudden, leaving her husband haunted by the details of their last afternoon. No one expected that drizzling Thursday in June to signal the approach of two more tragedies — deaths that shook both the apparently blessed and the obviously afflicted. William Trevor gives us an unputdownable novel, beautifully written and wonderfully sympathetic.

Essentials of Probability Theory for Statisticians

Essentials of Probability Theory for Statisticians [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 131536235X
Author: Michael A. Proschan,Pamela A. Shaw
Publisher: CRC Press
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Essentials of Probability Theory for Statisticians by Michael A. Proschan,Pamela A. Shaw Book Resume:

Essentials of Probability Theory for Statisticians provides graduate students with a rigorous treatment of probability theory, with an emphasis on results central to theoretical statistics. It presents classical probability theory motivated with illustrative examples in biostatistics, such as outlier tests, monitoring clinical trials, and using adaptive methods to make design changes based on accumulating data. The authors explain different methods of proofs and show how they are useful for establishing classic probability results. After building a foundation in probability, the text intersperses examples that make seemingly esoteric mathematical constructs more intuitive. These examples elucidate essential elements in definitions and conditions in theorems. In addition, counterexamples further clarify nuances in meaning and expose common fallacies in logic. This text encourages students in statistics and biostatistics to think carefully about probability. It gives them the rigorous foundation necessary to provide valid proofs and avoid paradoxes and nonsensical conclusions.

Reconsidering Olmec Visual Culture

Reconsidering Olmec Visual Culture [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0292742568
Author: Carolyn E. Tate
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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Reconsidering Olmec Visual Culture by Carolyn E. Tate Book Resume:

Recently, scholars of Olmec visual culture have identified symbols for umbilical cords, bundles, and cave-wombs, as well as a significant number of women portrayed on monuments and as figurines. In this groundbreaking study, Carolyn Tate demonstrates that these subjects were part of a major emphasis on gestational imagery in Formative Period Mesoamerica. In Reconsidering Olmec Visual Culture, she identifies the presence of women, human embryos, and fetuses in monuments and portable objects dating from 1400 to 400 BC and originating throughout much of Mesoamerica. This highly original study sheds new light on the prominent roles that women and gestational beings played in Early Formative societies, revealing female shamanic practices, the generative concepts that motivated caching and bundling, and the expression of feminine knowledge in the 260-day cycle and related divinatory and ritual activities. Reconsidering Olmec Visual Culture is the first study that situates the unique hollow babies of Formative Mesoamerica within the context of prominent females and the prevalent imagery of gestation and birth. It is also the first major art historical study of La Venta and the first to identify Mesoamerica's earliest creation narrative. It provides a more nuanced understanding of how later societies, including Teotihuacan and West Mexico, as well as the Maya, either rejected certain Formative Period visual forms, rituals, social roles, and concepts or adopted and transformed them into the enduring themes of Mesoamerican symbol systems.

Refracting the Canon in Contemporary British Literature and Film

Refracting the Canon in Contemporary British Literature and Film [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9789042010505
Author: Susana Onega,Susana Onega Jaén,Christian Gutleben
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Refracting the Canon in Contemporary British Literature and Film by Susana Onega,Susana Onega Jaén,Christian Gutleben Book Resume:

Contemporary works of art that remodel the canon not only create complex, hybrid and plural products but also alter our perceptions and understanding of their source texts. This is the dual process, referred to in this volume as “refraction”, that the essays collected here set out to discuss and analyse by focusing on the dialectic rapport between postmodernism and the canon. What is sought in many of the essays is a redefinition of postmodernist art and a re-examination of the canon in the light of contemporary epistemology. Given this dual process, this volume will be of value both to everyone interested in contemporary art—particularly fiction, drama and film—and also to readers whose aim it is to promote a better appreciation of canonical British literature.

Ancient Origins of the Mexican Plaza

Ancient Origins of the Mexican Plaza [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 029274983X
Author: Logan Wagner,Hal Box,Susan Kline Morehead
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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Ancient Origins of the Mexican Plaza by Logan Wagner,Hal Box,Susan Kline Morehead Book Resume:

The plaza has been a defining feature of Mexican urban architecture and culture for at least 4,000 years. Ancient Mesoamericans conducted most of their communal life in outdoor public spaces, and today the plaza is still the public living room in every Mexican neighborhood, town, and city—the place where friends meet, news is shared, and personal and communal rituals and celebrations happen. The site of a community's most important architecture—church, government buildings, and marketplace—the plaza is both sacred and secular space and thus the very heart of the community. This extensively illustrated book traces the evolution of the Mexican plaza from Mesoamerican sacred space to modern public gathering place. The authors led teams of volunteers who measured and documented nearly one hundred traditional Mexican town centers. The resulting plans reveal the layers of Mesoamerican and European history that underlie the contemporary plaza. The authors describe how Mesoamericans designed their ceremonial centers as embodiments of creation myths—the plaza as the primordial sea from which the earth emerged. They discuss how Europeans, even though they sought to eradicate native culture, actually preserved it as they overlaid the Mesoamerican sacred plaza with the Renaissance urban concept of an orthogonal grid with a central open space. The authors also show how the plaza's historic, architectural, social, and economic qualities can contribute to mainstream urban design and architecture today.

The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1)

The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0545522277
Author: Holly Black,Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) by Holly Black,Cassandra Clare Book Resume:

From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a riveting new series that defies what you think you know about the world of magic. Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him. So he tries his best to do his worst - and fails at failing. Now the Magisterium awaits him. It's a place that's both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future. The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come . . . From the remarkable imaginations of bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping, mind-blowing, pulse-pounding plunge into the magical unknown.

5th Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2011

5th Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2011 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 364221729X
Author: Hua-Nong Ting
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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5th Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2011 by Hua-Nong Ting Book Resume:

The Biomed 2011 brought together academicians and practitioners in engineering and medicine in this ever progressing field. This volume presents the proceedings of this international conference which was hold in conjunction with the 8th Asian Pacific Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering (APCMBE 2011) on the 20th to the 23rd of June 2011 at Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The topics covered in the conference proceedings include: Artificial organs, bioengineering education, bionanotechnology, biosignal processing, bioinformatics, biomaterials, biomechanics, biomedical imaging, biomedical instrumentation, BioMEMS, clinical engineering, prosthetics.

Fundamental Papers in Wavelet Theory

Fundamental Papers in Wavelet Theory [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781400827268
Author: Christopher Heil,David F. Walnut
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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Fundamental Papers in Wavelet Theory by Christopher Heil,David F. Walnut Book Resume:

This book traces the prehistory and initial development of wavelet theory, a discipline that has had a profound impact on mathematics, physics, and engineering. Interchanges between these fields during the last fifteen years have led to a number of advances in applications such as image compression, turbulence, machine vision, radar, and earthquake prediction. This book contains the seminal papers that presented the ideas from which wavelet theory evolved, as well as those major papers that developed the theory into its current form. These papers originated in a variety of journals from different disciplines, making it difficult for the researcher to obtain a complete view of wavelet theory and its origins. Additionally, some of the most significant papers have heretofore been available only in French or German. Heil and Walnut bring together these documents in a book that allows researchers a complete view of wavelet theory's origins and development.

Sepulchre

Sepulchre [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1409108341
Author: Kate Mosse
Publisher: Orion
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A gripping tale of mystery and adventure from the bestselling author of THE TAXIDERMIST'S DAUGHTER and LABYRINTH. 1891. Seventeen-year-old Léonie Vernier and her brother abandon Paris for the sanctuary of their aunt's isolated country house near Carcassonne, the Domaine de la Cade. But Léonie stumbles across a ruined sepulchre - and a timeless mystery whose traces are written in blood. 2007. Meredith Martin arrives at the Domaine de la Cade to research a biography. But Meredith is also seeking the key to her own complex legacy and becomes immersed in the story of a tragic love, a missing girl, a unique deck of tarot cards and the strange events of one cataclysmic night a century ago...

On Miracle Ground

On Miracle Ground [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780838751589
Author: Michael H. Begnal
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
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On Miracle Ground by Michael H. Begnal Book Resume:

The essays in On Miracle Ground represent a collaborative attempt to assess the place of Lawrence Durrell in twentieth-century fiction.

Classic Topics on the History of Modern Mathematical Statistics

Classic Topics on the History of Modern Mathematical Statistics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1119127947
Author: Prakash Gorroochurn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Classic Topics on the History of Modern Mathematical Statistics by Prakash Gorroochurn Book Resume:

"There is nothing like it on the market...no others are as encyclopedic...the writing is exemplary: simple, direct, and competent." —George W. Cobb, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Statistics, Mount Holyoke College Written in a direct and clear manner, Classic Topics on the History of Modern Mathematical Statistics: From Laplace to More Recent Times presents a comprehensive guide to the history of mathematical statistics and details the major results and crucial developments over a 200-year period. Presented in chronological order, the book features an account of the classical and modern works that are essential to understanding the applications of mathematical statistics. Divided into three parts, the book begins with extensive coverage of the probabilistic works of Laplace, who laid much of the foundations of later developments in statistical theory. Subsequently, the second part introduces 20th century statistical developments including work from Karl Pearson, Student, Fisher, and Neyman. Lastly, the author addresses post-Fisherian developments. Classic Topics on the History of Modern Mathematical Statistics: From Laplace to More Recent Times also features: A detailed account of Galton's discovery of regression and correlation as well as the subsequent development of Karl Pearson's X2 and Student's t A comprehensive treatment of the permeating influence of Fisher in all aspects of modern statistics beginning with his work in 1912 Significant coverage of Neyman–Pearson theory, which includes a discussion of the differences to Fisher’s works Discussions on key historical developments as well as the various disagreements, contrasting information, and alternative theories in the history of modern mathematical statistics in an effort to provide a thorough historical treatment Classic Topics on the History of Modern Mathematical Statistics: From Laplace to More Recent Times is an excellent reference for academicians with a mathematical background who are teaching or studying the history or philosophical controversies of mathematics and statistics. The book is also a useful guide for readers with a general interest in statistical inference.

How to Be an Astrologer

How to Be an Astrologer [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1507213026
Author: Constance Stellas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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How to Be an Astrologer by Constance Stellas Book Resume:

Why go to an astrologer when you can be an astrologer? Now you can take your astrology knowledge to the next level with this clear, concise, and comprehensive guide to the stars. From horoscopes to compatibility breakdowns, astrology is everywhere. But how do you figure out what it all means? And how can it help you better understand yourself and the world around you? The answer may be written in the stars! How to Be an Astrologer explains everything you need to know about the stars, from understanding the astrological year to advice on starting a unique, personalized astrology practice. Simply start with the basics and work your way up through the different aspects of what it takes to run a successful practice. Including a breakdown of your birth chart to how the movement of the planets make an impact throughout the year, this book tackles all the questions you’ve been wondering. Sample questions include: -Is it ever possible—or acceptable—to predict death based on an astrological reading? -Can astrology help in daily life by improving my relationships? -How can I apply what I’ve learned and start thinking like an astrologer? Astrology expert Constance Stellas offers relatable advice to anyone interested in learning more about astrology, getting to know themselves through the zodiac, and providing accurate readings for others. Start your journey to becoming an astrologer today!

Aspects in Astrology

Aspects in Astrology [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1620553007
Author: Sue Tompkins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Aspects in Astrology by Sue Tompkins Book Resume:

Illustrates how aspects can offer a profound depiction of an individual and his or her destiny. • Contains comprehensive sections full of interpretations for every planetary combination. • Concepts are explained through the use of actual birth charts and diagrams. • A core textbook at the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London. Aspects are an essential piece of the astrological puzzle when it comes to interpreting and using the information that astrology can give us. It is not enough to know the placement of the planets on the horoscope. It is the relationships between the stars and planets that let us grasp the destiny of the individual. Aspects describe the drama of our lives--the complex configurations that influence what will happen to us over time. Sue Tompkins, a fellow of the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London, shows how to interpret aspects when doing daily astrological readings. She uses the lives of real people to plot the aspects and offers examples of every possible planetary combination. Detailing the influence of oppositions, trines and elemental trines, and cardinal, mutable, and fixed crosses, Tompkins shows how aspects provide the energy in the chart that transforms the horoscope into something symbolizing an alive and vital human being. With Aspects in Astrology, Tompkins provides both the novice and the experienced astrologer the evidence and concrete methods needed to grasp the vast knowledge offered to us by our horoscope.

The Drake Equation

The Drake Equation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1484725778
Author: Bart King
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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The Drake Equation by Bart King Book Resume:

Noah Grow is a bird-watcher. If you're picturing some kid in a big floppy hat, peering up into trees through giant binoculars . . . well, good job. That's exactly what he does. Right now, Noah is on a quest to find a wood duck. According to his calculations, aka the Drake Equation, the odds are good-really good-for spotting one. That's why he gets off the bus at the wrong stop. And that's how he ends up running down a hill, crashing into a fence, and landing right next to a strange, glittery disk. Noah and his best friends, Jason and Jenny, soon discover that the mysterious disk is, well, mysterious. It gives Noah peculiar powers. As things go from odd to outrageous, Noah is swept up in a storm of intergalactic intrigue and middle-school mayhem. There's much more at stake than Noah realizes. Bart King delivers a hilarious sci-fi adventure with just the right mix of heart and humor that will have readers looking out for birds-and strange alien objects.

Transparency and Dissimulation

Transparency and Dissimulation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3110228858
Author: Verena Lobsien
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
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Transparency and Dissimulation by Verena Lobsien Book Resume:

Transparency and Dissimulation analyses the configurations of ancient neoplatonism in early modern English texts. In looking closely at poems and prose writings by authors as diverse as Thomas Wyatt, Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, John Donne, Edward Herbert, Andrew Marvell, Thomas Traherne, Thomas Browne and, last not least, Aphra Behn, this study attempts to map the outlines of a neoplatonic aesthetics in literary practice as well as to chart its transformative potential in the shifting contexts of cultural turbulency and denominational conflict in 16th- and 17th-century England.

Quantitative Social Science

Quantitative Social Science [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0691191298
Author: Kosuke Imai,Lori D. Bougher
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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Quantitative Social Science by Kosuke Imai,Lori D. Bougher Book Resume:

The Stata edition of the groundbreaking textbook on data analysis and statistics for the social sciences and allied fields Quantitative analysis is an increasingly essential skill for social science research, yet students in the social sciences and related areas typically receive little training in it—or if they do, they usually end up in statistics classes that offer few insights into their field. This textbook is a practical introduction to data analysis and statistics written especially for undergraduates and beginning graduate students in the social sciences and allied fields, such as business, economics, education, political science, psychology, sociology, public policy, and data science. Quantitative Social Science engages directly with empirical analysis, showing students how to analyze data using the Stata statistical software and interpret the results—it emphasizes hands-on learning, not paper-and-pencil statistics. More than fifty data sets taken directly from leading quantitative social science research illustrate how data analysis can be used to answer important questions about society and human behavior. Proven in classrooms around the world, this one-of-a-kind textbook features numerous additional data analysis exercises, and also comes with supplementary teaching materials for instructors. Written especially for students in the social sciences and allied fields, including business, economics, education, psychology, political science, sociology, public policy, and data science Provides hands-on instruction using Stata, not paper-and-pencil statistics Includes more than fifty data sets from actual research for students to test their skills on Covers data analysis concepts such as causality, measurement, and prediction, as well as probability and statistical tools Features a wealth of supplementary exercises, including additional data analysis exercises and interactive programming exercises Offers a solid foundation for further study Comes with additional course materials online, including notes, sample code, exercises and problem sets with solutions, and lecture slides

High-Speed Networks and Multimedia Communications

High-Speed Networks and Multimedia Communications [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3540450769
Author: Mário Marques Freire,Pascal Lorenz,Mike Myung-Ok Lee
Publisher: Springer
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High-Speed Networks and Multimedia Communications by Mário Marques Freire,Pascal Lorenz,Mike Myung-Ok Lee Book Resume:

The refereed proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on High Speed Networking and Multimedia Communication, HSNMC 2003, held in Estoril, Portugal in July 2003. The 57 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 105 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on integrated differentiated services, multicasting, peer-to-peer networking, quality of service, QoS, network and information management, WDM networks, mobile and wireless networks, video, CDMA, real time issues and protocols for IP networks, multimedia streaming, TCP performance, voice over IP, and traffic models.

Retrograde Planets

Retrograde Planets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1609253973
Author: Erin Sullivan
Publisher: Weiser Books
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Retrograde Planets by Erin Sullivan Book Resume:

"Geocentricity might well be egocentricity" the phenomenon of retrograde motion is based on our Earth-centered view of the solar system, but the movement and cycles of retrograde planets are based entirely on the apparent motion of the Sun through the zodiac. Sullivan organizes and explains retrograde motion from a systems-view-point the system of the Sun and planets and interprets retrograde planets natally, by progression, and in transit.

Lawrence Durrell's Major Novels, Or, The Kingdom of the Imagination

Lawrence Durrell's Major Novels, Or, The Kingdom of the Imagination [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780945636991
Author: Donald P. Kaczvinsky
Publisher: Susquehanna University Press
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Lawrence Durrell's Major Novels, Or, The Kingdom of the Imagination by Donald P. Kaczvinsky Book Resume:

Through his use of Gnostic beliefs, Durrell destabilizes our notions of the "real" and suggests that the civilization to emerge out of the ruins of a devastated Europe will not be Christian, but Quincunxial. Durrell's aesthetic and thematic concerns establish him as a significant, indeed central, voice in twentieth-century British literature. His career, which spans over five decades, links the British High Modernists with the Postmodernists.

The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology

The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101527072
Author: April Kent
Publisher: Penguin
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The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology by April Kent Book Resume:

A down-to-earth guide about the message of the stars. For astrology to be useful there's no need to have a crystal ball, incense, meditation, or faith. Learn the practical language of astrology in this clear, easy-to-understand exploration that goes way beyond daily horoscopes and zodiac. With it, the reader will be able to calculate and read their own and others' birth charts; tell signs and planets from houses; create daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly planners- even make predictions for the future. With a glossary and further resources, this guide explores: ? Why horoscopes and descriptions of "sun signs" are usually wrong. ? Why many astrologers use the "wrong" zodiac. ? The several different houses system. ? All the planetary aspects that go beyond the sun and moon. ? The many cycles that determine an astrological forecast.

Chaos

Chaos [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191035548
Author: Richard Kautz
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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Chaos by Richard Kautz Book Resume:

Based on only elementary mathematics, this engaging account of chaos theory bridges the gap between introductions for the layman and college-level texts. It develops the science of dynamics in terms of small time steps, describes the phenomenon of chaos through simple examples, and concludes with a close look at a homoclinic tangle, the mathematical monster at the heart of chaos. The presentation is enhanced by many figures, animations of chaotic motion (available on a companion CD), and biographical sketches of the pioneers of dynamics and chaos theory. To ensure accessibility to motivated high school students, care has been taken to explain advanced mathematical concepts simply, including exponentials and logarithms, probability, correlation, frequency analysis, fractals, and transfinite numbers. These tools help to resolve the intriguing paradox of motion that is predictable and yet random, while the final chapter explores the various ways chaos theory has been put to practical use.